Wouldn’t it be great if you and your partner could receive wedding gifts through Cash App? The money would go straight to your account, and you’d be able to use it on anything you’d like. But just putting your Cash App tag on your wedding invitations is sure to raise some eyebrows and make some guests feel uncomfortable.
As you probably know by now, asking for money as a wedding present is considered tacky and rude. Therefore, putting your account tag would also be considered rude. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create a Cash App wedding registry. You just need the right tools.
So what is a Cash App wedding registry? Read on to learn more about it, how to create one and why you should avoid using the Cash App platform as a registry.
What is a Cash App wedding registry?
A Cash App wedding registry through Hitchd looks just like any other wedding registry. Guests can scroll through the gifts you’ve listed and pick out something to give you that excites them and fits their budget. But instead of physically buying or booking the gift, the guest will send you the money (through Cash App if they choose) to pay for the gift. Then it’s up to you to use the money as the giver intended, whether it was for a spa package on your honeymoon or a set of new suitcases to get you there.
Simply put, a Cash App wedding registry allows guests to use Cash App to pay for a wedding present for you and your partner. For some guests, especially younger ones, this may be extremely helpful, as they’re already using Cash App and they’re comfortable with the platform.
Cash App may also allow users to skip over those annoying credit card fees and protect their bank account information. Some honeymoon registry platforms charge processing fees and add credit card fees on top of that. But with Cash App, users escape those fees because Cash App is doing the processing. Now Cash App may institute its own fees, but they may be lower than credit card fees. As an added bonus of using Cash App, you users won’t have to hand over their bank account number to another platform in order to avoid credit card fees. If they’re already using a third-party platform, then they probably feel comfortable sending money through it.
How does a Cash App wedding registry work?
For guests, a Cash App wedding registry is easy to navigate:
- Step 1: Search for the couple on Hitchd or use the personalised link, if the couple has passed it around.
- Step 2: Choose the gift they’d like to give from the registry. It’s all up to you what you put on your registry, so choose at least six gifts to give some variety (though it should be more than six really).
- Step 3: Check out. Users can then choose how they want to pay for the gift: Cash App, credit or debit card, cheque or even bitcoin. Hitched makes it easy for users to pay however they want.
What you put on your Cash App wedding registry is entirely up to you. Many Hitchd users design honeymoon registries to help pay for their dream vacation. This can be especially helpful for couples also paying for their own weddings. With a honeymoon registry, you can add gifts related to your honeymoon, such as airfare, accommodations, city tours, food and excursions. But guests don’t have to book your flights or tours. They just send you the money, and you make the arrangements.
The difference between a Cash App wedding registry and using Cash App as a wedding registry
You might be thinking, “Well, I could use Hitchd to set up a Cash App wedding registry, or I could just ask wedding guests to send gift money to my Cash App account. That will save time, so I’ll do that.”
If that sounds like you and your partner, then you may be in for a rude awakening when your big day arrives. There’s a major difference between building a Cash App wedding registry through Hitchd and using the Cash App platform as a wedding registry.
First off, Cash App was not built as a honeymoon registry platform. You cannot add gifts or write out an introduction. Although Cash App keeps track of money sent to you, it’s not always easy to tell who sent the gift if you’re unfamiliar with the sender’s name, and that will make it difficult to send thank-you cards later on.
Simply adding your Cash App tag to your wedding invitations will also come across as tacky and almost assuredly offend some of your guests. A wedding registry gives guests options about what to buy you. A Cash App tag just demands cash. Furthermore, it’s impolite to ask for money as a wedding present. Some offended guests might not give a gift at all while others might pick out something they think you need from a big-box store. Either way, you end up with disgruntled guests and fewer of the gifts you really wanted.
A Cash App wedding registry through Hitchd simply offers the platform as a way to give the gift, but it’s one of many that users can choose. Some of your guests might feel comfortable sending their gift through Cash App while others would rather use a credit card. It’s all about giving your friends and family members options so they can do what feels right for them.
How to set up a Cash App wedding registry
A Cash App wedding registry is easy to build and gives couples the freedom to ask for exactly what they’d like as a wedding present. Instead of being stuck with blenders, sheets and towels that you don’t need, you can ask for city tours of your destination city or an adventure excursion such as surfing lessons or an all-day scuba diving trip. The choice is up to your and your partner.
Setting up a Cash App wedding registry on Hitchd takes just a few simple steps:
- Step 1: Sign up with your name, your partner’s name, the date or your wedding and an email address and password. This will get you started.
- Step 2: Write out an introduction. Take this opportunity to welcome guests to your wedding registry and thank them for coming here and to your wedding. Remind them that their presence at your wedding is a gift in and of itself, but if they’d like to give you a present, then here are some ideas. If you’re stuck thinking about what to write, you can always use one of Hitchd’s templates to get you started.
- Step 3: Adding your gifts. This is the fun part. Now you can decide exactly what you want as a gift. Write out detailed gift descriptions and include links and photos to the places you’ll be visiting. This will get guests excited to contribute and help them feel confident that their money will be used as expected, and not just pocketed to pay bills or for personal items. Hitchd also has gift templates, so if you don’t know what to say about a gift, a template can help give you a place to start.
- Step 4: Finalise your payment methods. After you pay Hitchd’s one-time fee, you can choose Cash App as a payment method using your Cash App tag. Now whenever a guest gives you a gift, the money will go straight to your account so you can use the gift money immediately to book a flight or excursion.
Using Hitchd as a Cash App wedding registry gives you so many benefits that far outweigh that one-time fee. You’ll have access to thousands of free images so you can build a registry that looks spectacular, and you can always use our writing templates so you know just what to say. When a guest gives you a gift, you’ll have access to the money right away, no waiting until after the wedding or paying an additional fee like on some honeymoon platforms. You’ll also save your guests a little money on credit card fees by choosing Cash App through Hitchd.
Other payment methods to consider
Cash App isn’t the only payment type available through Hitchd. You can also choose:
- PayPal or Venmo
- Credit or debit cards
Through Hitchd, you can make it easy for guests to pay for gifts in any way that feels right for them. Even if guests choose “cheque,” you can at least know what to expect on your big day and book any honeymoon-related activities.
Cash App is not a wedding registry platform, but when powered through Hitchd, you and your partner can design a beautiful registry that looks bright and inviting while allowing guests the ease of paying for your gift through Cash App or any of the other options you choose.
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